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Times Change

A short study of history shows that in every age the Spirit of the Yahweh has come upon those whom He has raised up as witnesses to meet the special requirements of that generation. At times there have been many such witnesses because the conditions required a multiplication of the work they were required to do.

The Israel Truth people of today are Yahweh’s witnesses to the Truth of the Scriptures; each one of them is a priest as He said they would be.

“And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:6) (KJV)

At other times the witnesses have been few and in some cases a single individual has been raised up by Yahweh to bear testimony to his generation. When one witness alone appears, however, it is usually a sign of coming judgment. The classic example is the case of Noah who testified to his generation of the coming destruction by flood.

The total depravity of the men of Noah’s generation is clearly evident, for, since only one witness appeared against them, repentance on the part of the inhabitants of the earth could have stayed judgment. But the hearts of the people were so hardened by sin (as they are today) that no appeal which Noah could make was believed or accepted. No one gave heed to Noah’s warning and the Deluge came and overwhelmed them.

Often in the days of the prophets only a few men of God were true to Yahweh as they bore witness against the sins of His people. The majority of the religious leaders of the day were not only heedless of the prophet’s warnings, but they despised the prophet himself, considering him a disturber of the peace, and often caused bodily harm to be done to him.

For Christ said:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees (the Jews), hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore YE BE WITNESSES UNTO YOURSELVES, THAT YE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THEM WHICH KILLED THE PROPHETS. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. YE SERPENTS, YE GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YE ESCAPE THE DAMNATION OF HELL? Wherefore, behold, I SEND UNTO YOU PROPHETS, AND WISE MEN, AND SCRIBES: AND SOME OF THEM YE SHALL KILL AND CRUCIFY; AND SOME OF THEM SHALL YE SCOURGE IN YOUR SYNAGOGUES, AND PERSECUTE THEM FROM CITY TO CITY: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.” (Matthew 23:29‑36) (KJV)

Paul also had his problems with many of his own Israel people, who had been stirred up by the Jews:

“And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” (Acts 17:6) (KJV)

With the beginning of the Christian Era and the organization of the Christian Church, the fishing period began, for Yahweh was calling His disciples to be fishers of men and to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. During this period the emphasis was to be upon the Gospel of salvation and the magnitude of the task required that many fishers be called.

By the middle of the nineteenth century the time had come for the Spirit of the Lord to raise up hungers to search for and Identify the House of Israel in the modern world.

“Behold, I WILL SEND FOR MANY FISHERS, saith the LORD, and THEY SHALL FISH THEM; and AFTER WILL I SEND FOR MANY HUNTERS, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” (Jeremiah 16:16) (KJV)

In comparison to the great multitudes of those who were called as fishers of men, the company of hunters were few in number. Their work was to point out the evidence identifying Israel (The Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic, Nordic and Slavic peoples) as the nation and company of nations (Britain and the United States of America a Commonwealth of Nations fifty (50) separate nations), in the world today, to gather with the kindred peoples, and to proclaim that Yahweh, the God of Israel, is a covenant-keeping God and that none of His promises will fail. While the fishing period covered centuries of time, the hunting period was of less than a century in duration, or so it would appear.

With the beginning of World War I the time had arrived for the Spirit of Yahweh to raise up watchmen charged with a specific task in behalf of the House of Israel.

“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” (Ezekiel 33:7)

In preparation for duties to come they were first to show Yahweh’s people their sins and call them to repentance:

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1)

Then they were to war of the coming of the sword:

“I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled.” (Jeremiah 4:19-20)

The final duty of the watchmen is to provide the answer to the question asked:

“Watchman, what of the night? Watchman what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.” (Isaiah 21:11-12)

While the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Salivation still continues, and the identity of the House of Israel with the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic, Nordic and Slavic peoples is being shown, the emphasis now is upon the need to give heed to the significance of the night of darkness of the age. Thus, the message the watchmen proclaim is prefaced with Yahweh’s admonition, “Watch!”

Just as the hunters were few in number in comparison to the multitudes called as fishers of men, so the watchmen are few indeed even in comparison with those selected as hunters. This in no way detracts from the importance of the work assigned to the watchmen, however. Their message is one of warning as they point to impending judgment and emphasize the importance of the passing hours.

So all you who know the Israel Truth proclaim it from the house tops; shout it from every corner and byway. Proclaim it loud and clear, let none doubt that you are an Israelite a Watchman and are giving them warning of the days that are coming swiftly upon them. When their enemies will launch the greatest attack against them that the world has ever known, and will never know again. Fear not for Yahweh is with you, and with Him there is no Spirit of fear.

“For GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, and OF LOVE, and OF A SOUND MIND. BE NOT THOU THEREFORE ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY OF OUR LORD, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.” (2 Timothy 1:7-8) (KJV)

Fear not those that ridicule you, fear not the Jews who hate you and will kill you if they can, fear not your brother and sister Israelites who don’t know the truth and don’t want to know it, because they are afraid of the Jews and of losing the material goods they possess. Proclaim the Identity Message long and loud against those that persecute you and praise Yahweh for their persecution because another jewel will be placed in your crown by Yahweh Himself.

The key that unlocks the knowledge of the times and seasons is chronology. Without the knowledge furnished through an understanding of the chronological time measures of the Bible it would be impossible to know the timing of events. However, when the watchmen endeavor to arouse a slumbering Church, many of its members express indignant displeasure at being disturbed and refuse to give attention to the warnings given. Nevertheless, the duty of the watchmen is to warn whether they will hear o whether they will forbear; it is the message of the hour.

But while the keynote is “warning,” the whole purpose is to inspire those who receive the message to prepare for the events bringing about the great restoration as promised by Yahweh. To the wise it is a message that thrills with expectance. To those who remain careless about spiritual tings, termed the “foolish,” it is only a disturbance to their complacency.

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:42-44) (KJV)

This message is primarily directed to the attention of those who are watching and who are fully aware of the times and seasons, for the Day of the Lord is not to overtake them as a thief:

“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6)

The impetus to watch comes through a knowledge of the Divine timetable. We cannot really watch unless we know why we are watching and what we are watching for.

“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I WILL turn thee back, and PUT HOOKS INTO THY JAWS (They do not want to come against Israel, but Yahweh says that He will put hooks in their mouths and bring them forth, whether they wish to come or not), and I WILL BRING THEE FORTH, and ALL THINE ARMY, HOUSES and HORSEMEN, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: GOMER (China), and ALL HIS BANDS; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and MANY PEOPLE WITH THEE (Can there be any doubt that the mass influx of aliens into America is part of this “many people?). Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: IN THE LATTER YEARS THOU SHALT COME INTO THE LAND THAT IS BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SWORD, AND IS GATHERED OUT OF MANY PEOPLE, AGAINST THE MOUNTAINS (Nations) OF ISRAEL, WHICH HAVE BEEN ALWAYS WASTE (This cannot possibly be the little bastard Jewish state in the middle east because it has not always been waste. But America was waste until Yahweh’s Israel people came here): BUT IT IS BROUGHT FORTH OUT OF THE NATIONS, AND THEY SHALL DWELL SAFELY ALL OF THEM. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish (The Jews of Britain), with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; IN THAT DAY WHEN MY PEOPLE OF ISRAEL DWELLETH SAFELY, SHALT THOU NOT KNOW IT (The people of the United States dwell safely today, with not a care in the world, or so they think)? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:           And THOU SHALT COME UP AGAINST MY PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I WILL BRING THEE AGAINST MY LAND, THAT THE HEATHEN MAY KNOW ME, WHEN I SHALL BE SANCTIFIED IN THEE, O GOG, BEFORE THEIR EYES. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.” (Ezekiel 38:1-18) (KJV)

It is as Paul says,

“Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep.” (Romans 13:11)

The Angel said to Daniel:

“...Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; BUT THE WICKED SHALL DO WICKEDLY: AND NONE OF THE WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND; BUT THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND...Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” (Daniel 12:9-12) (KJV)

How can one know when the “time of blessedness” has arrived unless he applies the measures of the times and seasons?

“Sealed till the time of the end.” this clearly indicates that when “the tie of the end”has come the seals will be broken so that the wise may understand. The major factor, then, in breaking those seals is the arrival of the time when specific events will reveal the fulfillment of prophecy THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF RELATED CHRONOLOGICAL TIME MEASURES.  Thus, we are furnished with positive evidence, outlining the agenda of things to come.

But this understanding necessitates the application of time and study, and the wise are amply repaid for the hours spent in research by new and marvelous revelations.

     “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2) (KJV)

The foolish manifest indifference and even resentfulness when their attention is repeatedly called to a better understanding of the Word of God, so there will be no one to blame but themselves when the rewards promised those who stand guard and keep watch are denied to them.

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